Dr Jin Lee is a media sociologist, exploring the question of “How do people make their own lives in social media pop cultures?” Jin researches meanings, aspects, and practices of media intimacies in various media cultures with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region, including the emerging [...]
Dr Madeleine Dobson is a part of the Thoughtful Schools project which explores trauma-informed pedagogies in Western Australian schools. She has undertaken research focusing on the image of the child and how children are conceptualised across contexts, including their representation by adults on Ins [...]
Sarah Fulford brings more than 20 years of administration experience to the Centre, providing day-to-day operations support to Centre researchers based at Curtin University. Sarah’s previous roles at Curtin University include Senior Research Officer at the Research Office of Curtin (ROC) and P [...]
Dr Geoff Lowe is a former Senior Lecturer in music education with over 20 years’ experience in teaching and learning, and research. Geoff is the National President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Music Education, and as such, has a special interest in young children and digital t [...]
Michelle de Kok’s Master of Philosophy project examines the impact of digitisation on children’s creativity and STEM engagement. Michelle’s project is part of a scholarship funded by Scitech, a Centre industry partner. Michelle aims to discover the extent of the impact and ways in whic [...]
Kim Maslin is an experienced digital technologies educator and children’s cyber safety author. Her PhD project focuses on how to facilitate children’s creativity through STEM activities in online learning environments. With the knowledge gained through her PhD research, Kim hopes to address some [...]
Emma Cross has been a practitioner research in the Young Children’s Digital Play with Tangible Coding Devices project, working in a collaborative team to develop the A to E of Creativity: A Framework for Children’s Creativity, which was published in the journal Issues in Educational Rese [...]
Professor Crystal Abidin is a world-leading expert in the field of influencer cultures and internet celebrity studies, including a portfolio researching children and the commodification of childhood on social media. Crystal’s publications on the topic were among the first in the world to study [...]
Barbara Biggins OAM CF has been an advocate for children’s interests in relation to the media since 1973. Barbara will provide ongoing Web of Science search citations in fields related to children’s use of screens to ensure members are well informed of the latest in literature in the fie [...]
Dr Anna Bunn works with educators and school students to increase understanding of legal rights and issues in relation to the use of technology. Anna has written on the impact of technology on children’s development and their rights, and has analysed some of the regulatory frameworks governing the [...]
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